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physics lab 6

# Experiment all of the observable results go hand in

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experiment, all of the observable results go hand in hand with what we know and expect from our knowledge of electric fields and equipotential surfaces. We learned through experiment that electric field lines run from the positive charge source to the negative. And with equipotential lines, we learned that they are perpendicular from the electric field when the distance from the positive and negative charges is equal. But they tend to arc around the positive and negative charge sources when they get closer and closer. The only way to make this lab more accurate would be to experiment with a larger area and a larger charge, so more lines and data points could be observed, which would produce a more accurate result. Questions:

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1. Draw several electric field lines on the piece of paper that has the equipotential surfaces. Do the field lines as described by equation 3 conform to the general “flow” of the experimental lines? Yes, the field lines do conform to this general flow. When perpendicular to the equipotential line, the electric field lines are at a maximum, while they are at a minimum when they are parallel. 2. Compute the current drawn by such a meter while measuring a potential difference of 10 Volts. Appendix A: Figure B: Diagram of apparatus
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